Task2 - Ethics >> Government Welfare

"Government Welfare"

The government has a responsibility to provide welfare to less advantaged members of the community.

To what extent do you agree?

In every community there are people who are disadvantaged for a variety of reasons. They may be disabled, unemployed or minors lacking family support. Many people hold the view that the government has an obligation to take care of the underprivileged members of society while others believe that administrators are not solely responsible.

Many people in our world are disadvantaged by their circumstances. For example, a disabled person may have great difficulty finding employment. In fact, for many people with disabilities it is impossible to work. Consequently, the survival of these people is dependent on welfare and charity. Moreover, many economies around the world have high levels of unemployment. This means that in some cases there are simply no jobs available to the unemployed. The everyday survival of these people is then linked to some form of welfare payment. These payments are important because disadvantaged members of the community could turn to crime without some form of financial support.

However, supporting the less financially able community members with welfare can have disadvantages. For example, generous welfare entitlements might discourage some people from actively seeking work. When governments are overly generous with welfare for the unemployed, these people may stop actively seeking employment.

In conclusion, financial support for the less advantaged is a critical part of a government's responsibilities. If administrators carefully balance the amount of monetary assistance, they will succeed in giving the impoverished invaluable aid without encouraging non-participation.